I started smoking when I was 11, I am now 32 and my children beg me everyday to quit. I have tried the patch, I broke out in hives around the site, I tried Chantix, could not stop throwing up even after 3 weeks! So now my next attempt will be with the gum I guess. I need to get the will power and just stop, I know. But here's my excuse! I am bipolar and am afraid that if I quit cold turkey, my children and husband and everyone else around me will be subject to my wrath. Maybe if I have a sound board it might be easier.